New Orleans VooDoo Dolls

Most teams have pretty straight forward names: Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders, Denver Nuggets Dancers, New York Islanders Ice Girls.

And there are the variations with a feminine suffix: Oakland Raiderettes, Seattle Sea Gals.

The sometimes squads try to get cute. Most of the time it works: Buffalo Jills, Philadelphia Soulmates, SF 49ers Gold Rush.

But sometimes it fails miserably: I am looking at you late-70s to mid-80s Los Angeles Rams Embraceable Ewes!

And then there is my all-time favorite name for a dance or cheer squad: The New Orleans VooDoo Dolls!

The name fits with the city, the history and their rabid fans.

Quick change artists! The VooDoo Dolls wore four different outfits this game.

The VooDoo Dolls Brain Trust: Director Jasmine Martijn, Trainer Toni B, and Jasmine’s assistant Nicole Norman

Jasmine was an original VooDoo Doll and represented her squad at Arena Bowl XXIV. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina she relocated to Atlanta and cheered for the Georgia Force for two years. Nicole cheered for the New Orleans Saintations and danced for the New Orleans Hornets Honeybees.

And both Jasmine and Nicole got engaged in the last month or so. Congratulations, Ladies!

Toni B, who helps keep the Dolls in such great shape, is a fitness competitor and also the owner of Toni’B's Avid Center.

[Toni B's Avid Center]

This was the last home game of the season. Here Jasmine, and VooDoo co-owner Mary Ann Newman honor Arena Bowl XXVI Dream Team representative Brittany.

 

Brittany signing the National Anthem.

Brooke

Jamie

Shelley

Bonus photo: Long time friend of UC Billie O’Hara. Billie was an Orlando Magic Dancer, the Director of Cheerleading for the UFL and she also ran the AFL Orlando Predators Prowlers. Her husband is the head coach of the VooDoo, so she comes to all the home games.

[VooDoo Dolls Gallery]

[New Orleans VooDoo Dolls]

Philadelphia Soulmates Alumni Game

For the Philadelphia Soul’s final regular season home game, former Soulmates were invited to perform at half-time. The half-time routine was choreographed by original Soulmate Director and Choreographer Marla Viturello.


Current and former Soulmates in the tunnel.

Last year’s Dream Team Rep AJ with this year’s Dream Team Rep, Christina.

Soulmates from the first season after the hiatus.

Alumni on the field

Soulmates from the first season after the hiatus.


Alumni

[Soulmates Gallery]

[Philadelphia Soulmates]

Kim is the Dream Team Representative for the Sparks Dance Team

Congrats to Kim who will represent the Pittsburgh Power Sparks Dance Team next month in Orlando at Arena Bowl XXVI.

 

 

[Pittsburgh Power Sparks Dance Team]

Tampa Storm Cheerleader Stephanie Named To ArenaBowl XXVI Dream Team


Stephanie is a 2013 Co-Captain


Stephanie’s BA degree is in Interior Design.


The ArenaBowl is in Orlando this year and Stephanie’s teammates will be there to cheer her on.

[Stephanie at TampaBayStorm.com]

Photo of the Day – July 23

Photo of the Day - July 23
From Saturday Night – Brittany of the New Orleans VooDoo Dolls. Brittany is also the Dream Team Rep for her squad this year.

Sara is the Dream Team Prowler

Congrats to Sara who will be representing the Orlando Predators Prowlers at Arena Bowl XXVI next month. Sara is a two-year veteran and just earned her AA from Valencia College.

 

[Sara at OrlandoPredators.com]

Attack Dancer Amanda Named to Dream Team

From JaxSharks.com

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks and the Arena Football League announced that Attack Dancer Amanda has been named to the AFL’s “Net10 Dream Team.” Amanda will represent the Sharks and the Attack during ArenaBowl XXVI in Orlando.

This is Amanda’s first selection to the Net10 Dream Team. She is in her fourth year with the Attack, and is the only dancer to be a member of the squad for each of the Sharks’ four years as a franchise. Before the start of the season, Amanda was elected to be one of the Attack’s two co-captains for this year.

Amanda was named to the Dream Team as a result of fan voting on ArenaFootball.com. The Dream Team consists of 14 dancers, one representing each AFL team. Amanda and the rest of the squad will perform during ArenaBowl XXVI, to be played in Orlando on Saturday, August 17, and will also make appearances throughout ArenaBowl Championship Week.

 

 

[Jacksonville Sharks Dance Team]

Chelsea is the Dream Team Storm Chaser

Congrats to Chelsea who will represent her squad at Arena Bowl XXVI next month in Orlando. Chelsea is a four-year veteran of the Storm Chasers and works as a Surgical tech.

[Chelsea at IowaBarnstormers.com]

Halle is the Dream Team Goddess

Congrats to Cleveland Gladiators Goddess Halle on being named to the Arena Bowl XXVI Dream Team.

[Cleveland Gladiators Goddesses]

Brittany is the Dream Team Sidewinder

Congratulations to Brittany of the Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders who will be representing her squad at Arena Bowl XXVI in Orlando next month.

[Arizona Sidewinders]